Students and staff at Robert Smyth Academy are celebrating another year of positive GCSE examination results which sees them achieve above the national average attainment benchmarks in both English and mathematics, with English attainment at 4-9 at 6% above the national average and maths attainment at 4-9 at 12% above the national average.
Students attaining top grades continues to be a positive feature following the Sixth Form A Level results, with over 130 students being awarded A*/A, or the new equivalent 9 to 7 measure. This pattern of exceptional performance has continued in a time of significant reform to the current GCSE system and we are proud of the hard work and resilience that our students have demonstrated.
Whilst we are very proud of the achievements of all our students, within these results there have been exceptional individual performances that deserve particular mention. Amongst our highest performing students this year were, Molly Barrow, Colin Lopes, Ailsa McDonald, Lucy Newlyn, Ishani Patel, Connor Pickering and James Watkins.
Principal, Dan Cleary, said: ‘I am pleased for the students who have worked hard to secure these grades and thankful to the staff for their efforts. The number of the highest grades attained remains a feature that we can be very proud of as an Academy and these results fill me with further optimism that we are well placed to become an outstanding provider in the very near future. We are looking forward to a busy few days enrolling another fantastic group into our Sixth Form which continues to see significant demand for places’.